Holi origin inscriptions in ancient texts Holi ceremony and rituals find a mention in “Bhavishya Purana” and “Narad Purana”. “Jamini Mimansa” is another source where rituals associated with Holi is mentioned. A stone inscription dating back to more than 300 years ago has “Holikotsav” engraved on it. This stone was found in Ramgarh in Vindhya Province. You will also come across the word Holi in Ratnavali that was written during the 7th century when King Harsha ruled. This further strengthens the fact that Holi was observed several years before Christ.
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